What shape is the cake going to be this time?

Are the neocons really crazy enough to want to replay Iran-Contra?

Apparently so, according the the Sydney Morning Herald * Doug Feith’s office is reaching out to the middleman in the arms-for-hostages deal to get him involved in a plan to overthrow the mullahs, and some unnamed official (presumably at State?) has blown the whistle.

Recycling is good (sometimes) for aluminium cans, but almost invariably bad for old scandals.

[Thanks to MaxSpeak for the pointer.]

Author: Mark Kleiman

Professor of Public Policy at the NYU Marron Institute for Urban Management and editor of the Journal of Drug Policy Analysis. Teaches about the methods of policy analysis about drug abuse control and crime control policy, working out the implications of two principles: that swift and certain sanctions don't have to be severe to be effective, and that well-designed threats usually don't have to be carried out. Books: Drugs and Drug Policy: What Everyone Needs to Know (with Jonathan Caulkins and Angela Hawken) When Brute Force Fails: How to Have Less Crime and Less Punishment (Princeton, 2009; named one of the "books of the year" by The Economist Against Excess: Drug Policy for Results (Basic, 1993) Marijuana: Costs of Abuse, Costs of Control (Greenwood, 1989) UCLA Homepage Curriculum Vitae Contact: Markarkleiman-at-gmail.com